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Bismarck Catholics Withdrawing Support From The Boy Scouts Is Disappointing

Bismarck Catholics Withdrawing Support From The Boy Scouts Is Disappointing

Earlier this week I praised a new policy from the Boy Scouts of America which allowed troops to accept homosexual leaders while also allowing troops affiliated with religious organizations to keep their status quo. In Fargo, the Catholic Diocese which sponsors 13 troops urged its leaders to “continue to act in accordance with the Church’s teaching and

Boy Scouts Compromise On Gay Leaders Seems Reasonable

Nationally the Boy Scouts of America have announced that they’re rescinding their ban on gay leaders in their organization, but that comes with a caveat. Troops sponsored by religious organizations can keep policies excluding homosexuals from leadership positions in accordance with their doctrines. Here in North Dakota, troops sponsored by the Catholics are going to

When Social Change Doesn't Require Courts Or Laws: Boy Scouts Reconsidering Ban On Gay Leaders

“We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be. The status quo in our movement’s membership standards cannot be sustained,” former Secretary of Defense and current President of Boy Scouts of America Robert Gates said, as reported by Reuters. That’s a remarkable thing to hear. For decades

Obama: The Boy Scouts Should Admit Gay Members

The President weighs in on the Boy Scouts and homosexuals, and I find myself agreeing with him. The Boy Scouts are, of course, a private organization and set whatever membership standards they want, but they seem to be moving toward acceptance of gays and that’s a good thing. Because there’s no good reason not to,